And the winner is…..

April 2, 2011


(Two updates below)

A lounger!

It was a successful shopping trip. I stopped off at the store on Friday night for a cursory glance. I had three concerns:

Price: I wanted to spend a hundred bucks, but it turns out that that would buy me perhaps one or two folding chairs, so price kinda went out the window

Size: The place I wanted to put the chair is the little playroom nook upstairs, so I needed something smallish. The problem was that any smallish chair that looked nice wasn’t comfortable. The back was too low to lean my head against and the footrest was so short my heels would dangle off the edge. Not comfy for sleeping.

Style: They all looked like Cherry. At one point Lloyd was resting in one and I thought it was going to attack him.

So, on Saturday’s trip I found two loungers. The first one seemed nearly perfect – sleepy-Lauren-shaped, had a headrest, and a clean style, but it was vinyl, non-cushy, and $650. Zoinks!

The one that we bought was also Lauren-shaped, less than $300, and is wonderfully cushy! The display model was up on legs, but ours hadn’t had them installed yet. Once Lloyd and Harold got it upstairs and set it down, we realized that it looks great without them – especially since there’s so little headroom in the space.

The play space before:

Installed by the boys:
It would be about 6 inches higher with the legs.

And, done!
I take the cushion down to sit on it.

A bonus is that I took down that little white shelf in the corner and finally painted that part of the wall green, and also went around and re-touched all the nicked-up places on the walls.

It’s at an angle now because it looks better, but after a couple of test naps I’ll have to see if it works better against the wall so I can lean that way. I scavenged a lamp from downstairs and it’s so dang cozy up here! (I’m writing this post from my laptop.)

So, that’s that. I have laryngitis right now and I’m not sure if it’s from allergies or acid trouble, so after a night of sleeping on this, we’ll see how I do.

UPDATE: After a night of sleeping, it worked pretty well. There was a lot of head-lolling, though, so I’ve pushed it more toward the wall so I can lean against it. Here’s our model showing how it works:

He's really getting ready for a nap.

UPDATE UPDATE: Lloyd doesn’t seem to have the hang of it.

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Lauren Sommerer is a preschool teacher who likes to build prototypes, grow cats, cook things once, save money, reduce, reuse and recycle.

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5 Responses to “And the winner is…..”

  1. Brad Said on:

    Nice! You can sleep in an incline and you don’t even need cement blocks. 🙂

    Good looking choice too!


  2. Kristi Said on:

    Well done, I say. I like it without the legs, too. Now, if Lloyd can find himself a car without tires, you might be okay.


  3. Peggy Said on:

    Oh, I didn’t know the chair was for you to really sleep in … to help with your incline needs. I thought it was for your living room & TV watching.

    Otherwise, I would have voted for a lounger. I can’t wait to hear how it goes….and I love the fabric btw. I think I want one now.


  4. Amy Said on:

    That looks really cool!


  5. Peggy Said on:

    I laughed out loud at the last picture!


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